EXCLUSIVE: Francia Raisa Talks 'Christmas Bounty' & BFF Selena Gomez!

What do you feel is the central message behind the movie Christmas Bounty? What should fans get from it?
I honestly think it’s one of those fun, feel-good movies that takes you out of reality for a bit. You can get a lot from it if you’re looking for it, but for me the relationship aspect is very relatable. It’s a cute movie.
 
Speaking of Christmas, the holidays are coming up, what are some of your favorite Latino traditions during this time of year?
Tamales and lots of sleep. The end.
 
What is the one gift you're hoping to receive this year?
I saw a purse on Instagram that has a wine dispenser. That would be nice [Laughs]! Other than that I don't really have my eye on anything. I never expect gifts.
 
You're very close with Selena Gomez, do you spend any time around each other’s families during the holidays? How did the two of you become such good friends?
Yes, we do. Six years ago Disney and ABC Family had the stars of their shows go to the Children's Hospital. Selena and I were in the same group and we just clicked.
 
What are some of your fall/winter beauty must-haves?
Beanies, scarves, and lipstick. Love wearing dark red lipstick in the winter!
 
What's up next for you?
I am in Atlanta shooting a pilot for Lifetime called Un-real. I’m really excited about this project. I'm also releasing my first song, which is a Christmas song.

Christmas Bounty premieres on ABC Family on November 26 (tonight) at 7/6c! Catch the trailer below:

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